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Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments

    The Front Page: Some Approaching Deadlines

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    ESMA Q&A on application of AIFMD

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    The Front Page - Q&A: October 2016

    We are delighted with readers' response to our new Question of the month in the Front Page. Thank you. We invite readers to send topical questions which would be of general interest to readers to A&L Goodbody Investment Funds. Each month we choose a question and publish the question and answer. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CJEU finds that the Terms of a Settlement Agreement can Constitute a Prohibited Contract Modification under Procurement Rules

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Danish Supreme Court. In Finn Frogne A/S v Rigspolitiet ved Center for Beredskabskommunikation (C 549/14), the CJEU held that the terms of a settlement agreement can constitute an illegal modification to a public contract which therefore would require a new tendering

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    First award for penalisation of a whistleblower

    In the first award under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, a care assistant has been awarded €17,500 after making what the Labour Court determined was a 'protected disclosure' to both her employer and HIQA in relation to the alleged abuse of patients in Aras Chois Fharriage nursing home. The Labour Court, on appeal, concluded that the employee was penalised when she was placed on paid suspension

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Regulatory Enforcement Power of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority

    HPRA regularly carries out announced and unannounced inspections (Dawn Raids) and audits to establish and monitor industry’s compliance with relevant legislation and guidelines. This note highlights the key inspection and enforcement powers available to HPRA.

    Hospitals & Healthcare
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    High Court Upholds FSO Finding That Material Non-Disclosure Could Void Insurance Policy

    Summary In Richardson v Financial Services Ombudsman & anor [2016] IEHC 560, (High Court, Hunt J, 14 July 2016), the High Court upheld a finding of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) that an insurance company was entitled to void a life insurance policy for material non-disclosure.

    Financial Regulation
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    Bill extends time limit for certain FSO Complaints

    The Government has published the General Scheme of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2016.

    Disputes
  • Article

    Brexit – Implications for Public Policy and Administration in Ireland

    Dr Vincent Power of A&L Goodbody spoke at the Public Affairs Ireland Brexit conference on 21 October 2016. He spoke about the likely impact of Brexit on public administration, government and international relations from the legal perspective.

    Brexit
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    They think it’s all over - but Brexiting UK could still pull a u-turn on Article 50

    Article 50 is fast-becoming the most quoted but least read legal provision in the contemporary world.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    Private Equity in Ireland

    David Widger, Head of A&L Goodbody's Corporate Department, provides an overview of Irish private equity deal activity in 2015 and an outlook for 2016. First published in the 'Private Equity Review' (Fourth Edition) by Law Business Research.

    Private Equity & Venture Capital
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    Regulation of state and supplementary pension schemes in Ireland

    David Francis, Pensions Partner, Lorcan Keenan and Chris Comerford, Pensions Associates, provide an overview on the regulation of state and supplementary pensions schemes in Ireland.

    Pensions & Incentives